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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 25, 2011

Tim McGraw has made it clear he, one day, could be interested in a political career. He would not be the first country singer ever to do so. Jimmy Davis became governor of Louisiana and had a strong recording career - he's the guy who wrote You Are My Sunshine. Roy Acuff wasn't as [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 21, 2011

Brad Paisley had a fun Sunday in Daytona, Fla. Not only did he get to play a few songs for the faithful, but he also got to ride in the pace car and see an exciting race. Paisley revved up the crowd at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show leading up to the start of the biggest race on the [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 14, 2011

Lady Antebellum was a huge winner Sunday night at the Grammys, but despite that, don't expect a big impact in terms of record sales. However, the trio's outing certainly will help their already fast moving career. "Need You Now," both the CD and song, won country CD and [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 13, 2011

11:24 p.m. - The Arcade Fire wins Album of the Year for "The Suburbs." Great album. Actually there is some country on the disc. Lady Antebellum did not win the award with "Need you Now." Maybe there's a tinge of disappointment, but they had a great night and can't [...]

Continue reading "Grammys, the view from here"

Jeffrey Remz  |  February 11, 2011

It sounded great. Could Carrie Underwood have wished for anything more? Here she was getting married to a hockey player, Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators, last summer. But it wasn't ideal in terms of the togetherness aspect. Not when you're playing more than 80 games a year when all is [...]

Continue reading "Life is tough for Carrie Underwood"

Jeffrey Remz  |  February 9, 2011

The world domination by Taylor Swift in the flesh has started. The superstar started her world tour today in not in the likeliest of places - Singapore. I mean, if this were the U.S., maybe it would start in Fargo, N.D. or Albany, N.Y. or some small venue. But Swift decided to launch in [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 8, 2011

While his home town team was toughing it out in Dallas, what was Josh Thompson doing? Soaking up some sun south of the border. But Thompson still was quite ecstatic about the Green Bay Packers, who defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 Sunday, in the Super Bowl. Thompson was in Mexico on [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 2, 2011

2010 may have been a bad year for the music industry, but that doesn't mean the music released was suffering in quality. Here goes with our version of the top 10 of 2010 - actually, it's a top 33. Remember that this is not definitive, but just one person's opinion, not any sort of [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  February 1, 2011

Rascal Flatts is not my favorite band by any stretch. I'll make that clear from the get go. My problem is that they're not exactly very country by my definition of country music. Pop? Yes. But country? Hardly. I've seen them in concert mainly because my then teenage daughter [...]

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